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Hiiragiya

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Ryokan 
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hiiragiya has been serving guests for almost 200 years and the same family is still running it. It's located centrally in Kyoto near shopping, transit and many of the city's sites. There is an old section and a new section, with the new wing looking recent. We stayed in the old section which was very comfortable. The main feature of...

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hiiragiya is beyond the reach of any review. It is a magnificent Ryokan. The Hiiragiya is legend and word of mouth by their satisfied customers will keep them booked out for as long as they decide to keep their doors open. I imagine the Hiiragiya will be around for at least the next 200 years. My husband and I...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for old world Kyoto charm this is definitely the ryokan to stay. Expensive but for a once in lifetime experience it is totally worth it. The ryokan is still run by the same family for six generations and the lady boss herself personally came to thank us for staying at the place. The design of the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say, I was somewhat disappointed. The ryokan was highly recommended to me by people I knew (a work colleague, also by my sister) and was well-reviewed. But I didn't think it lived up to the billing. The kaiseki meals in the room were not spectacular at all. It also bothered me somewhat that the hotel seemed to lack...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first trip to Japan and obviously first time staying in a ryokan! I was a bit hesitant when they sent me the quote and prices were per person but it was definitely worth it. Had a room in the old wing and I felt like we were in an old Japanese movie or in Shogun! Loved the yukatas, the...

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Fairfax, California
Reviewed December 10, 2016

This was my second ryokan experience and it exceeded all expectations. I stayed here 2 nights, the first week in November and will not soon forget. A very warm greeting and check-in was easy. I was quickly ushered up to my room. Room 26 in the old wing. This was a very spacious room that had separate toilet, onsen, sitting...

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3Thank Phishow
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

'As if returning home' is the translation of the inscription that you see upon entering Hiiragiya and it encapsulates the warmth and kindness of this traditional Riyokan. The inn has been operated by the same family for almost 200 years and you can tell that they have been refining their approach to service through generations. We were privileged to meet...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Hiiragiya Ryokan is a nice ryokan in a good, central area near shops. The staff at Hiiragiya Ryokan were very friendly and helpful and gave good advice. As well as this, my friend and I had dietary requirements, so the staff changed our meals and catered for our dietary requirements. The futons were comfortable, the service was amazing and the...

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Calgary
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

If you're a traveller who likes to experience everything, it is essential to stay in a ryokan while in Japan. At Hiiragiya we experienced impeccable service and a truly relaxing stay in our whirlwind trip to Japan. Take full advantage of all amenities - the full Japanese dinner (which was amazing, beautiful and delicious - we took photos of every...

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san francisco CA
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This was a once in a life time experience. I couldn't have been happier despite my concerns about a "smoking" room and sleeping on a futon. There was absolutely no smell of smoke and I slept incredibly well. I felt so pampered. The service was exquisite and the food was amazing. We stayed until the last possible minute and sadly...

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hiiragiya

Address: 277 Nakahakusancho Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $508 - $1,251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hiiragiya 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Book well in advance to get the best room. We had a corner room in the old wing on the ground floor overlooking the koi pond and garden.”
  • Barry in our room. He is wearing the robe that the Hiirogiya supplies to each of their guests.
  • The Koi pond in the garden outside our room.
 of 5 bubbles JillL309, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a room in the old wing”
  • Our room! Before bed they move the table and set up the futons for you
 of 5 bubbles travelwithdino, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Every room is different and excellent. I stayed in the old wing”
 of 5 bubbles Phishow, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“Booked through Japanican which probably saved us a little money. Small room was still perfectly adequate for 2”
 of 5 bubbles JM1051, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the oldest part of the ryokan”
 of 5 bubbles KUSNACHT, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
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